Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Learning History with a Twist

This is my latest daily project. I've always loved to know more about history. But it is difficult to do it in a fun way. Luckily, I came across this webcomic Hark! A Vagrant. It's a comic by Kate Beaton and the main topic is on mocking history. So what I did was to read this comic and if the topic is of interest to me, I'll read up the history on wikipedia.

The latest entry is on the rivalry between Tesla, Edison and Marconi. Because of this introduction by Hark! A Vagrant, I was able to learn about the differences between Tesla and Edison on AC/DC and Tesla and Marconi on the invention of radio. I even learn something about patents and how they are awarded. It's fun for me to learn history this way.

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